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Geopedology

An Integration of Geomorphology and Pedology for Soil and Landscape Studies

Editors: Zinck, J.A., Metternicht, G., Bocco Verdinelli, G.H.R., Del Valle, H.F. (Eds.)

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  • First book presenting foundations, concepts, methods, techniques, and integrated applications of Geopedology for multi-scale landscape mapping and analysis
  • Offers a reliable mapping approach that provides salient soil and landscape information at scales appropriate for practical uses in agriculture, landscape management, land use planning, geohazard mapping
  • Of particular relevance for governments and agencies of developing countries in need of up-to-date soil information
  • Presents a broad sample of soil-geoform relationships under different environmental conditions
  • Written in a comprehensive way for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and faculties in scientific departments such as Soil Science, Earth Sciences and Geography, and Environmental Sciences, interested in the landscape-oriented approach of Geopedology
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About this Textbook

This book offers a proven approach for reliable mapping of soil-landscape relationships to derive information for policy, planning and management at scales ranging from local to regional. It presents the theoretical and conceptual framework of the geopedologic approach and a bulk of applied research showing its application and benefits for knowledge generation relevant to geohazard studies, land use conflict analysis, land use planning, land degradation assessment, and land suitability analysis.

Soil is a vital resource for society at large and an important determinant of the economic status of nations. The intensification of natural disasters and the increased land use competition for food and energy have raised awareness of the relevant role the pedosphere plays in natural and anthropogenic environments. Recent papers and global initiatives show a renewed interest in soil research and its applications for improved planning and management of this fragile and finite resource.

About the authors

Joseph Alfred Zinck is professor emeritus at the University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands. He has previously worked in soil survey and land use planning projects.

Graciela Metternicht is a Professor at the Institute of Environmental Studies, UNSW Australia. Her research interests are in the fields of environmental management and geospatial technologies.

Gerardo Bocco is Senior Researcher at the Centre for Environmental Geography, in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is mostly interested in landscape and natural resource management by rural communities in developing countries. He is a member of the editorial board of Geomorphology.

Dr. Héctor del Valle is Senior Researcher at the Patagonian National Centre (CENPAT-CONICET), Argentina. He has more than 40 years’ experience on Landscape Ecology and Remote Sensing of Soils.

Reviews

“Geopedology discusses both geomorphology and pedology studies. … Chapters contain block diagrams, tables, figures, and photographs that illustrate worldwide soils and geomorphic landscapes. The index is comprehensive. This is an excellent text and reference source for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, teachers, researchers, and professionals involved with land-use decisions. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals and practitioners.” (S. G. Shetron, Choice, Vol. 54 (2), October, 2016)


Table of contents (34 chapters)

Table of contents (34 chapters)

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-19159-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-19158-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-79266-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geopedology
Book Subtitle
An Integration of Geomorphology and Pedology for Soil and Landscape Studies
Editors
  • Joseph Alfred Zinck
  • Graciela Metternicht
  • Gerardo H R Bocco Verdinelli
  • Héctor Francisco Del Valle
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-19159-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-19159-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-19158-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79266-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 556
Number of Illustrations
79 b/w illustrations, 82 illustrations in colour
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